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KOA Reaches out to Scouting Program

November 2, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across North America now have a great way to experience the outdoors, work on merit badges and have a fun time with Kampgrounds of America (KOA).

Participating KOA Campgrounds are offering Scouts and their leaders special discount rates, as well as free use of group pavilions and other facilities, according to a news release. KOA Scout Program discount rates include:

  • A $5 per Scout/Troop leader rate on camping fees, as well as free use of group pavilion facilities. The $5 rate applies to RV or tent sites with a minimum of five Scouts and one Troop leader.
  • A 10% discounted fee will apply to all Scout usage of KOA Kabin, Kottage and Lodge accommodations.
  • The Scout rate is available only when reservations are made directly through the campground. The rate is not valid with internet reservations or with Hot Deals.

“Our campgrounds’ safe, clean atmospheres provide the ideal venue for hosting Scouting events, earning merit badges and fulfilling service opportunities,” KOA stated. “With so many locations across North America, there is always a great place to camp nearby. From rustic mountain locations to country and even urban locations, there are many different ways to enjoy camping at KOA.”

KOA’s connection to Scouting runs deep.

KOA CEO Jim Rogers is one of 10 Eagle Scouts in his family. He considers himself a “lifelong Scout” and currently serves as president of the Western Region of the Boy Scouts of America and is a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Eagle Award.

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